George IV Turtlestone Table

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A George IV turtlestone table firmly attributed to the Royal Cabinetmakers Banting and France.

Turtlestone of this size is extremely rare and most unusual hence the probable use here as a tabletop.

The fine black rosewood stand is a form of support used by the important firm of London Cabinetmakers Banting and France a pair of their specimen marble-topped tables were originally in the collection of the Marquess of Bristol at Ickworth.

This firm conducted the funerals of George III, Queen Charlotte and George IV for whom they worked at Windsor Castle, Carlton House and the Brighton Pavilion.

Turtlestone is a rare English marble cut from large natural sphere of rock called a Septarian Nodule which formed in the Oxford clay in the Jurassic period, 150 million years ago,

English, circa 1825-1830.

Measures: Height 28 inches, Width 19 inches.

Price: 9500 pounds.

Details

  • Of the Period
    George IV
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1825-1830
    Dimensions
    28 in. H
    71 cm H
  • Diameter
    19
  • Dealer Location
    Chudleigh, Australia
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU239936096733
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2016

Located in Chudleigh, Tasmania

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